Sweeten Your Summer Scent With L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Fragrance Collection

L'Occitane Pivoine Collection

I love trying new scents.  Buying a new perfume every month or so can be kind of expensive, so I love it when fragrances have whole collections so you can try the scent in a lotion or a soap for a more affordable introduction.

If you’re looking for a fresh new summer scent, look no further than the NEW L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Fragrance Collection. Known as the flower with a thousand petals, the peony grows abundantly in theMediterranean, showcasing its vibrant colors and alluring fragrance as it dances like a ballerina in the summer breeze. The L’Occitane Pivoine Flora products are enriched with a peony extract, sourced exclusively from peonies grown in the famous Rivière nursery in France, which is known for its expertise in peony cultivation.

The collection includes:

Pivoine Flora Eau de Parfum ($60.00 USD) — This new Eau de Parfum has an intense, green floral structure. With a rich, multi-faceted combination of delicate peony and sensuous magnolia, this dramatic floral elixir creates a fragrant bouquet with a musky, woody finish.

Pivoine Flora Hand Cream ($10.00 USD) — This smooth, creamy texture, fortified with shea butter, is formulated to nourish and protect the hands and nails. Escape to a fragrant peony garden with this portable hand cream.

Pivoine Flora Beauty Cream ($36.00 USD) — This fresh cream’s velvety texture, enriched with peony extract, wraps the body in satin-smooth comfort with a delicate floral scent.

The collection also includes: Eau de Toilette ($40); Eau de Toilette Intense Roll-on ($16); Shower Gel ($20); Petal Soap ($8); Beauty Milk ($24)

What I think:  This is a beuatiful, light floral.  Perfect, for summer and all year long if you like a sweet floral.  I have the beauty cream which is silky, but not greasy at all. It’s really nice after a shower or a day in the sun, when your skin is screaming for moisture.  

To learn more and purchase, visit www.usa.loccitane.com.  Enjoy!

Candle Gift Ideas For The Holidays

A beautifully scented candle makes a perfect gift for the holidays. A pretty votive can be a great stocking stuffer and a larger luxury candle is a perfect hostess gift or a gift for a favorite neighbor. Here are some of my favorites: 

Nest Holiday Votive Candle ($14.00 USD) combines holiday traditional scents such as mandarin orange, pine, cinnamon and eucalyptus. It is boxed is in a pretty red velvet box. Approximate burn time: 15+ hours. Other details are:

  • Net weight: 2.3 oz.
  • Soy blend wax.
  • encased in a shiny decorative gold votive glass

Check out www.neimanmarcus.com to purchase

TOCCA Brigitte Candle ($34.00 USD) — The Sephora website describes this new scent as, “Brigitte channels the essence of screen siren Brigitte Bardot—an icon of glamorous, free-spirited class. Tocca’s newest fine fragrance invites you into Brigitte’s bike ride in the south of France. The intoxicating scent of the Marseilles spice market mingles with ginger, then folds in the essence of Moroccan Rose petals, blending chic, old-world European style with whimsical and exotic intrigue. Brigitte’s loveliness is deliciously textured—sweet top notes of Rhubarb and Papaya bloom into middle notes of Iris and Saffron. Her depth shines through bottom notes of Sandalwood and Musk.”

Notes: Ginger, Rhubarb, Papaya, Moroccan Rose, Iris, Saffron, Sandalwood, Musk, Pannetone Accord. Visit www.tocca.com to purchase

Soap and Paper Factory Patch NYC Stag Candle ($32.00 USD) — This vintage inspired collection of artisan scented candles are crafted by hand. They are 100% pure soy and have a 75 hour burn time. The notes ar {siberian fir, cilantro, citrus, raspberry  and scent is described as, “fresh as a brisk morning walk in the woods, cozy as an evening by a roaring fire, a festive scent for celebrating the season”.

This is a perfect scent for the holidays, especially for those of us who have a fake tree! It will make us feel like we have brought a little bit of the indoors inside. Visit www.soapandpaperfactory.com to learn more and to purchase.